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New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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Federal fuel taxes to expire

Federal taxes on diesel fuel, truck tires, heavy equipment and heavy-vehicle road use are set to expire Sept. 30 unless Congress acts.

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Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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Groups oppose diverting highway funds

OOIDA testified against proposal to shift Highway Trust Fund dollars to non-highway transportation projects.

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New Cross-Border Plan

First Mexican trucks expected this year under plan with extra safety measures.

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Congressman criticizes cross-border trucking plan

Peter DeFazio questioned how the cross-border plans will comply with federal pilot program rules and cross-border trucking appropriations provisions.

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A federal panel recommends an increase in the fuel tax, the FMCSA adjusts CSA cargo scoring, a lawsuit aims to block CSA 2010 disclosure, a private firm plans to offer driver scorecards to reflect CSA 2010 and many more industry news items are featured.

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Group recommends fuel tax increase

The White House-appointed commission proposes to raise the fuel tax gradually by 15 cents beginning in 2013.

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Congress eyes diesel tax hike

Bill would establish a national freight planning process, financed through a 12-cent increase in diesel taxes and use of federal funds.

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